Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ABC Family Renews 'Switched at Birth'; Orders More Episodes of 'The Fosters' & 'Twisted'

        Tuesday, July 30 - Today, ABC Family has renewed Switched at Birth for a third season and ordering more episodes for the first seasons of freshmen series, The Fosters and Twisted. Exact episode totals weren't released but it likely will be 20 more episodes of Switched at Birth and 10 more for The Fosters and Twisted.

         "It's thrilling to count our two freshman series, The Fosters and Twisted, among our stable of strong, must-see, must-tweet series," said Kate Juergens, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development. "Switched at Birth is like no other show on television and we are so proud to have it as part of our family. Adding additional seasons and episodes of our returning series spotlights how well our programming resonates with our audience."
        Network President Michael Riley added, "ABC Family has always been a home for groundbreaking storytelling with iconic characters and families and we're thrilled to have The Fosters and Twisted join our line up as breakout summer hits. We are very proud of the original series we continue to foster, bringing real and relatable characters to life for our viewers and know they are destined to become part of the zeitgeist alongside Switched at Birth and Pretty Little Liars.

        The Fosters' 10-episode summer run ends on August 5. Twisted's 12-episode run ends on August 27. Switched at Birth's second season finale airs on August 19. All three series will return in January 2014 with all new episodes.